Cinnamon Candied Pecans Gifted in Black Tie Treat Bags

Cinnamon Candied Pecans

This is one of our absolute favorite recipes for the holiday season. Your kitchen will begin to smell of cinnamon, a reminder of the festive season ahead. Just remember to make a batch for your family too, as they are guaranteed not to make it past the front door!


  • 1 lb (450g) pecan halves 
  • 1 large egg white 
  • 1 tbsp water 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp salt



  • Preheat oven to 250 F / 120 C degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, vigorously whisk egg white with water and vanilla until very frothy.
  • In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  • Add pecans to egg white mixture and toss until evenly coated.
  • Pour half of the sugar mixture over pecans and toss several times then add remaining sugar mixture and toss until evenly coated.
  • Pour coated pecans over a parchment paper lined baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool.
  • Assemble the  cardboard bottom confection bags  and write your personal holiday message onto a gift tag. Scoop candied pecans into treat bags and seal closed. Your heavenly sweets are now ready for gifting. Happy Holidays!

Recipe adapted from:


Creative Packaging
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